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Thanks!!!! Nope not pulling anyone's leg, I really did attend a squirrel hunt in the Shawnee Forest and have attended it for the last 14 years. We have had folks from Great Britain attend the hunt regularly. Squirrels are a challenge with a .22 rifle and are very good eating.
Nice playing, and a fun song.
(okay I can't tell for sure if you're "pulling our leg" about hunting squirrels)
though in these parts it is not unheard of playing..Cow patty bingo...usually as a fun raiser where you bet on where....well you get the idea..
All the new Seydels have arrived safe & sound, been tested, & are all good to go.
Now it's just down to me.
What a fun tune! At one time, I had it figured out on mandolin. I'll have to give it a try on harp.
Hope you gave the squirrels a run for their money!
In here you will find some, hopefully useful, exercises & tabs for the beginner to start your journey with your harmonica.
(Each tab should say for which harmonica it has been created - i.e. Diatonic - blues/richter, solo, or orchestra tuned - or Chromatic - thanks.)
I'll create a pinned Beginners Tabs & Exercises thread for you to put your tabs into.
Thanks so much guys. Most appreciated.
I too find Winslow Yerxa's Blues Harmonica for Dummies very useful. I bought second hand - from Abebooks, an excellent second hand book resource. As it is entirely focused on blues playing, I would advise starting with that.
Jon Gindick also has a Rock 'n' Blues harmonica bock, but I didn't get on with it's style - sort of written as a musical journey, with riffs and lessons interweaved into the narrative.
Hey folks, I just got back from a big gathering of squirrel hunters in the Shawnee National Forest along the Illinois/Kentucky border. Lots of fun and during the Saturday night music hoe down a person requested an old dance tune called Ragtime Annie, so I thought I'd put a video of it on youtube.
I had forgotten about this, Dexer's post reminded me. HarpTabs has been hacked in
the last week. No idea as to the damage, or present condition, use caution.
One thing I really miss from the old harmonica club site was the selection of tabs. There was a limited selection of tabs that were useful in developing a variety of skills. I still use a couple of those old tabs (that I memorized) as warm-up exercises. There was a basic twelve bar blues and a slow boogie shuffle that I still play. Without "in house" tabs, beginners often end up at harptabs where they have to sift through 20,000 songs (I love harptabs but, for a beginner, it's like getting thrown in at the deep end).
For me, the lack of tabs remains a shortcoming here. This isn't a "full service" site since beginners have to go looking for elsewhere for tabs and associated scales. Again, I don't suggest that we try to compete with harptabs but rather we try to restore a few dozen basic skill building tabs so that we don't have to send beginners to another site after they introduce themselves,
Great ideas. When I began there was radio and records to learn from, nowadays there is a plethora of info
to wade thru for a beginner. I see all too often posts from beginners who are unfocused partly because the
information can be so overwhelming. Being able to focus on specifics as they apply to every player I believe
should be a main draw to this site. Maneuvering the site for answers has always been a problem, I wish I had
a nickel for every time I answered the question of two hole draw, or how to sound ten hole blow bend, etc, etc.
An FAQ section would alleviate the need to post questions that otherwise would be redundant.
Excellent idea! The kind of input that inspires.
I thought this might be a good idea as these forums don't have a beginners section - so if you have any questions you were afraid to ask in the main forums, this is the place to ask them.
Please note that there is a Lessons section in the main toolbar that has some good information if you are just starting out.
Books that I have include,
Blues & Rock Harmonica Made Easy - By David Harp
Simply Harmonica - Steve Williams
The Natural Blues & Country Western Harmonica - Jon Gindick
(All the above bought 2nd hand.)
Harmonica for Dummies 2nd Edition - Winslow Yerxa
(Most 'harp books will have a section on 12 bar blues & a few riffs from my experience.)
Glad you're back!
I was a member long ago of Harmonica Club, but then kind of fell off the face of the Earth, apparently. Now I'm back, at least for a bit, so hello again!